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A few words about Take me Out to the Ballgame

April 2012 10,011 views No Comment

by Beth Mead

It is Spring and in the Spring a young persons fancy turns to thoughts of baseball…

 

Jack Norworth, who while riding a subway train, was inspired by a sign that said “Baseball Today — Polo Grounds”. The words were set to music by Albert Von Tilzer, (Norworth and Von Tilzer finally saw their first Major League Baseball games 32 and 20 years later, respectively). It was played at a ballpark for the first known time in 1934, at a highschool game in Los Angeles.

 

Norworth and Bayes were famous for writing and performing such smash hits as “Shine On, Harvest Moon.

 

It’s a waltz. Meaning that you count it 1,2,3 1,2,3.

 

Happy Spring everybody!

 

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